Here's what I'm loving this week- all running inspired for my upcoming race on Sunday!! My brother helped me change my flight to early tomorrow morning from rdu instead of clt so I could be at my house when my passport card came so now I'm completely, 100% ready for this race! I'm just taking it easy tonight so I thought I would share some of the things that are going to get me through those 13.1 miles on Sunday!
Ok so it wasn't until this past summer I felt completely comfortable running in a tank outside but these are the best! I am a sweater when I run (I know, gross but I blame my genes… haha) but these never feel heavy or make me feel gross like many other running tops/tanks I've tried over the past few years! I love them! I love it even more when I can find some cute ones on sale at the Nike outlets too haha! These are great with compression capris or my running skirts so they are perfect for any running occasion!
These shoes are my bffs when I run. I've been wearing these shoes for nearly 3 years now (uhh not the same pair, duh) and I love all the fun colors! I'm currently wearing my yellow ones but they are on their last few races so I have my orange ones ready and waiting once I am done with Detroit! I like to have 2 pairs of shoes going at the same time so when it's time to switch, there's no new shoe break-in period! These shoes are a godsend for my feet and ooooh I love them!
Well, if you know anything about me you know how much I hate shoe laces and having to untie/re-tie them whenever I run. Well, I learned about these during one of my past races (I think PHM2013?) and they are amazing! These laces are kind of elasticized and provide a bit of compression on the tops of your feet. I love how much more secure my feet feel in my shoes with these new laces. I'm not going to lie, I was a little intimidated when I first got these, trying to figure out how to lace my shoes (ugh I hate doing that!) but with the little youtube instructional video, it wasn't that hard and they look and feel great on my shoes! I have the black ones on my current yellow/grey lunar elites and I have the red ones on my orange lunar elites (go hokies!). Love them!
OK, so I know I'm not supposed to "love" this stuff but it really just keeps me going in these long races! They taste horrendous but over the years I've gotten the talent where I can suck those little packets down without even having to taste it/touch my tongue so I'm good to go every 45 minutes! I usually take one every 45 mins but whenever I am at a water station so I can chug some water after since they always make me thirsty! My favorite flavors are the lemon sublime and the tri-berry. I love that the tri-berry has caffeine so I try to save that one for the second half of my race to push me through the end! PS the espresso option is pretty tasty too as well as the orange one!!! I usually love the Gu Chomps but lately I've been all about my Gu Energy gels!
So I am totally a girl when I run and I love running in these oh so comfortable running skirts! I love how there are so many pockets that I don't need to wear my running belt/spibelt to hold my phone and there are great pockets in the compression shorts underneath that I can put some kleenex and my chapstick and Gu packets! Not to mention, they are super cute! I will be sporting the beautiful red option below this weekend, I can't wait! Hoping it brings me luck for another PR!
I discovered these bad boys when I did my first Princess HM back in 2011. I love them and they keep all my hair out of my face when I run, especially after sweating through the first few miles! They are way cute as well- I picked up a couple of the PHM13 special edition ones and I love the glitters ones but my favorite has to be my Greek/sorority letters one! They don't slide or slip off my hair when I run and that is the most important thing!
I feel like his music got me through a lot of my tough training runs. Maybe I just have an excess of his songs on my playlist since I will be running in Detroit and all but still. Love it. My brother once ran into him in Panera once and ever since I want to "run into him" every damn time I go to Detroit to "visit my brother" haha but seriously. Lose Yourself is my jam for this race!
(ps. that bridge you see in the beginning of the video- yeah that's the Ambassador Bridge into Windsor, Canada and I'll be running on it Sunday morning!!!)